The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 608 646 616
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -30
Permanent jobs citing 2G 24 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.032% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.20% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 4
Average salary £60,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £66,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.43%
2G
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7073 8072 7917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.78% 16.14% 17.95%
Number of salaries quoted 6010 6648 6525
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in London

2G
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the London region.

2G Salary Trend in London

2G
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G across the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

2G Salary Histogram in London

2G
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +41 8 £48,500 +33.79%
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 2G.

1 43 (100.00%) 3G
2 41 (95.35%) Telecoms
3 38 (88.37%) 4G
4 33 (76.74%) Network Architecture
5 30 (69.77%) SS7
6 27 (62.79%) Internet
7 26 (60.47%) Degree
8 18 (41.86%) MVNO
9 15 (34.88%) LTE
10 13 (30.23%) Fault Management
11 12 (27.91%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (27.91%) UMTS
12 11 (25.58%) Change Control
13 8 (18.60%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (18.60%) Operations Management
14 6 (13.95%) Diameter Protocol
15 5 (11.63%) Change Management
15 5 (11.63%) Huawei
15 5 (11.63%) SLA
15 5 (11.63%) Oracle
16 4 (9.30%) SQL
16 4 (9.30%) Linux
16 4 (9.30%) TCAP
16 4 (9.30%) SIGTRAN
16 4 (9.30%) Billing
16 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
16 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
17 3 (6.98%) VoLTE
17 3 (6.98%) Radio Access Network
17 3 (6.98%) Veritas Volume Manager

2G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 43 (100.00%) 3G
2 38 (88.37%) 4G
3 30 (69.77%) SS7
4 27 (62.79%) Internet
5 18 (41.86%) MVNO
6 15 (34.88%) LTE
7 12 (27.91%) UMTS
8 6 (13.95%) Diameter Protocol
9 4 (9.30%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (9.30%) TCAP
10 3 (6.98%) VoLTE
10 3 (6.98%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (4.65%) Firewall
11 2 (4.65%) IPsec
11 2 (4.65%) GSM
11 2 (4.65%) MPLS
11 2 (4.65%) BGP
11 2 (4.65%) IPX
12 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
12 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 41 (95.35%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Architect
2 16 (37.21%) Network Architect
3 7 (16.28%) Operations Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Account Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Network Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) IT Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Network Manager
6 1 (2.33%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Sales Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Sales Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Network Operations Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) J2EE
1 1 (2.33%) SOAP
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
1 1 (2.33%) XML
1 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Clustering
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) Telematics
3 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) SUSE
3 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) Network Architecture
2 13 (30.23%) Fault Management
3 12 (27.91%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (25.58%) Change Control
5 8 (18.60%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (18.60%) Operations Management
6 5 (11.63%) Change Management
7 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL
8 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
9 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.33%) Analytics
10 1 (2.33%) Campaign Management
10 1 (2.33%) SDLC
10 1 (2.33%) Statistical Analysis
10 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.33%) Integration Testing
10 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) C++
3 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
1 5 (11.63%) Huawei
2 3 (6.98%) Ericsson
2 3 (6.98%) Veritas
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) Juniper
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) VMware